Asian & Pacific Islander Mental Health Collaborative

artwork by Ryan Gucayane

The Asian & Pacific Islander Mental Health Collaborative (APIMHC) is a collaborative partnership between RAMS and six community-based organizations: Samoan Community Development Center, Filipino-American Development Foundation/Bayanihan Community Center, Vietnamese Youth Development Center, Cambodian Community Development, Inc., Lao Seri Association, and Vietnamese Family Services Center. APIMHC is funded by the San Francisco Department of Public Health - Community Behavioral Health Services - Mental Health Services Act - Prevention and Early Intervention Population-Focused Programs.

APIMHC Project offers culturally and linguistically competent mental health prevention and early intervention activities across the lifespan through multi-component, community-driven modalities: community outreach and engagement; holistic wellness promotion activities; anti-stigma campaigns; and mental health awareness dialogues. These activities target the Filipino community in San Francisco's South of Market area, the Samoan community in the Bayview-Hunters Point and Visitacion Valley, and Southeast Asian community (Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese) in the Tenderloin. Conducted in 2011-12, these target Asian & Pacific Islanders communities were identified in a community needs assessment on identifying barriers and stigma around mental health services.

The APIMHC staff and partners reflect the language skills and cultural competence necessary to implement culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health prevention and early intervention activities for Samoan, Filipino, Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese communities.

Administrative Address: Phone: Fax:
4020 Balboa Street   San Francisco, CA 94121 (415) 920-3112 (415) 668-5996